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I would guess that you need a new bulb. Many of these tail lights actually have two filaments inside them, one that is used for a dimmer light (running light) and one that is used for a brighter light like (brake light, turn signal). The easiest thing to try (and probably the cheapest) would be to buy a replacement bulb and change it. Most places that sell automotive light bulbs will have a large catalog where you look up the make model and year of the car you need a light for and it will tell you which replacement bulb you will need. Then look in your cars manual to see how you access and replace the bulb.
Did you try the passenger side brake bulb in the driver side socket (maybe the new lamp is bad)??
If it works, then the problem is either a bad ground connection / wire at / between chassis and the shell of brake lamp socket, or bad 12 volt wire at / between the common passenger 12 volt brake light wire in the harness to the center contact on the brake lamp socket.
My suggestion is if the brake lamp wire is ONLY for brakes - not the directional too, simply add a new wire spliced into the passenger side brake light wire and extend it to the brake light wire closest to the new socket that you recently installed on the driver side. Disconnect the vehicle brake wire from the new socket and wire nut it off or tape it up (so it can't short out if it somehow becomes energized again) and splice this new wire to the new socket.
u have to replace the bulb. There are two wires in the bulb to make it light one is for running lights and other is for brake so just pull it out and see if one of the wires is broken inside. lights are only a couple dollars. good luck
Try replacing the bulb. You can access it from the trunk by pulling back the carpet on the backside where the lens is. It will either have plastic wingnuts or small fastners...the bulb pops right oout...just replace it. $5.00 for the bulb....looks like this:
TEST FRONT RIGHT BLINKER CIRCUIT AND REPLACE THE BULB,,WITH PROPER BULB...A DOUBLE CIRCUIT BULB IN A SINGLE SOCKET WILL DO THAT ALSO A SINGLE SOCKET BULB IN A DOUBLE SOCKET HOLDER....CHECK LEFT SIDE BULB FOR ACURANCY
If the driver's side tail light is working, it's not a fuse. Use a test light to check for power at the bulb holder. One terminal will be for tail light, the other for brake/turn light. If the is constant power for tail light, replace bulb. If no power, trace wiring from bulb holder to driver's side junction. Probable broken wire between the two tail lights.